Umezawa Kazuo Biography

Umezawa Kazuo






Printmaker watercolorist Kazuo Umezawa was born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1952. He attended Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, graduating in 1979. That same year he traveled to Paris to study at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17. He continues to live and work in Paris.

Selected exhibitions:
1998: Faculty of Fine Art, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, art department faculty
1997: Miyuki Gallery, Tokyo
1986: “Gendai”, Mandeville Art Gallery, UC San Diego
1984: 15th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljiana
1983: 14th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljiana
1982: New Artists of Expectation, Japan (Award of Excellence)
1980: Asian Yourth Art Exhibition (Special prize)

Collections: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Tokyo National University of Fine Arts; the Honolulu Museum of Art; the British Museum of Art